Search Results: "Benjamin Wittes"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 23, 2008

"So levelheaded and full of good sense, it's almost certain to be ignored."
Brookings Institution fellow and Atlantic Monthly contributing editor Wittes (Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times, 2006, etc.) argues for a new legal framework for combating the terror war. Read full book review >

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STARR by Benjamin Wittes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Great for anyone still interested."
Washington Post editorialist Wittes takes a sympathetic second look at Kenneth Starr. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"A thoughtful yet obscure Cassandra warning of great vulnerabilities disguised as gifts."
Ambitious yet dry treatise regarding a particular terror of modern life: the increasing ubiquity of potential harm spawned by technological transformations. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SONG by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"This extraordinary picture book, first published in France as Une chanson d'ours (2011), is as happy a surprise as finding a honey-filled hive at the end of a fur-raising journey. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Hibernation is for grown-ups—Little Bear has adventure on his mind. Read full book review >

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CHERRY AND OLIVE by Benjamin Lacombe
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Told and illustrated in a restrained way, the episode may make heartening reading for sensitive children. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Shy, chubby bookworm that she is, Cherry leads a lonely existence until she meets a mournful-looking Shar Pei in her father's animal shelter. Read full book review >

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FAREWELL FLOPPY by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Predictable and only mildly amusing; no need to hop to this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy tries to abandon his pet rabbit only to discover—surprise!—he can't live without him. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR'S SEA ESCAPE by Benjamin Chaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"As charming as two bears can be. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Papa Bear is once again in hot pursuit of Little Bear in this visually delectable, seek-and-find sequel to Chaud's award-winning The Bear's Song (2013). Read full book review >

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FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Nonetheless, a worthy subject that should give kids plenty to think about. (Fiction. 10+)"
Looks may not be everything, but few high-school students would deny that physical appearance is connected to self-esteem and social standing. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 30, 1996

"These concise, introspective epilogues round out the self- portrait of a warm if wary individual with a lively, inquiring mind. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The engrossing personal and emotional reminiscences of a master of the investment game, one whose canon remains as influential and useful today as when it was first codified over six decades ago. Read full book review >

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THE PLAGIARIST by Benjamin Cheever
Released: May 1, 1992

"Otherwise, the plot—and the prose—lumber along to no great literary purpose."
John Cheever's son, a former editor at Reader's Digest, debuts in fiction with a novel about a famous writer's son who works as an editor at a magazine just like—what else?—Reader's Digest. Read full book review >

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CRY FATHER by Benjamin Whitmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This exploration of the damage fathers can do to sons, and sons to fathers, is more Woodrell than Palahniuk, more hillbilly noir than existentialist nihilism."
Whitmer (Pike, 2010, etc.) offers dark literary fiction delving into incalculable loss mirrored by the vagaries of father-son relationships. Read full book review >